Nature

How extensive is California’s drought? Compare the photos

A snake-like trickle of water flows underneath Lake Oroville’s Enterprise Bridge — just one striking example of how much California’s chronic drought is affecting the state’s lakes and reservoirs. Situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas in Butte County, Lake Oroville is one of the largest reservoirs in California, second only to Shasta Lake. After enduring three straight years of d

Natural Insect Repellent: Beautyberry Banishes Bad Biting Bugs

Natural Insect Repellent: Beautyberry Banishes Bad Biting Bugs Not just pretty: chemical compounds in Beautyberry leaves are natural insect repellents. PHOTO: DEREK RAMSEY Warm weather brings out the big three of biting bugs: mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus, deer ticks that carry Lyme disease and, in warm climates, fire ants that can quickly take over your yard. Instead of using to

888,246 Poppies Pour Like Blood From The Tower of London To Remember The Fallen Soldiers of WWI

It’s paint, it’s blood, it’s poppy flowers! On August 5th, in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the First World War, the Tower of London has something truly incredible planned. Thanks to designers Tom Piper and Paul Cummins, the “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” demonstration will be breathtaking on multiple levels. 888,246 poppies to be exact, will be perfectly displayed aroun

Into the Storm Official Instagram Clip – Tornado (2014) Richard Armitage

"Into the Storm" Official Instagram Clip - Tornado (2014) Richard Armitage A group of high school students document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado. Director: Steven Quale Writer: John Swetnam Stars: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sumpter

The science behind double tornadoes

Twin tornadoes can mow down small towns in minutes, and although unusual they can develop in several ways. Most tornadoes, either single or double, are associated with supercell thunderstorms, which have a large, vertical column of rotating air. When wind blows in different directions and at varying speeds, supercells tend to form tornadoes. This is where it gets tricky. Jane J. Lee has done

Jaw-Dropping Time-Lapse Of A Supercell

Supercells are one of the four major types of storm. These long-lasting thunderstorms are rare, and to say they pack a punch is an understatement. They often produce severe weather such as violent winds, hail and tornadoes. A characteristic feature of supercells is the presence of a mesocyclone, which is a deep rotating updraft. Although tornadoes are not inevitable with this type of storm, it is

Underwater statues Cancun, Mexico

Take the plunge into Mexico’s underwater museum It’s not just flurries of brightly coloured fish that you’ll spot whilst swimming the warm, turquoise waters off the coast of Cancun. Just a short kick of the flippers away from ’s famous diving spot, Manchones Reef, you’ll find a collection of over 400 underwater statues that comprise one of the world’s most unusual museums, the

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